In the NetEquality project dozens of smaller user-led and ‘grass roots’ equality groups and equality partners in London are working together. Over an initial two years, to mid 2021, we will design, test and pilot exciting new ways to use networking and online tools to strengthen our connections and quickly and easily share information and knowledge. We will be exploring ways to join up our voices for solidarity and influence and for more coordinated, effective campaigning to fight discrimination and improve equality in London. Please join us in this exciting new work!
HEAR as lead partner is excited to be working with 3 other specialist equality networks, Consortium (formerly LGBT Consortium), Inclusion London and the Refugee Council, enabling the project to reach the small grass roots and user-led groups that it is designed to support. In addition we are going to have the specialist skills of Superhighways to call on to support the production and dissemination of innovative learning resources; Drew Mackie and David Wilcox will be providing expert advice and support on both the technical aspects of mapping, network analysis and sharing learning, and the key ingredient of making this work accessible, exciting and useful.
This project is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund Reaching Communities programme, through the Cornerstone Fund led by City Bridge Trust.
Systems Change: All the projects funded through the Cornerstone Fund are committed to exploring ways to change the systems within which outcomes for Londoners are decided, to improve their lives and the decisions that affect them. We know that many small civil society groups in London, particularly those that are small, grass-roots, user-led and involving experts by experience, function within systems of support and collaboration defined by their geography and/or specific specialisms, not because this works better for them, but due to constraints of time, information, resources or support to cross these boundaries. The project will enable groups to move through these invisible but very real systems boundaries and strengthen their voice and influence and enable much enhanced solidarity and collaboration.
A key part of this project is to share learning and we are developing a dedicated project website. More details will be shared soon as the work develops.
You can contact Rebecca Turner, the NetEquality Project Officer:
and Christine Goodall, HEAR Network Coordinator: